Here is an actual quote of a high school student from my hometown newspaper (The Daily Breeze) about a book fair: "I'm not really fond of books," she said. "But I want to give it a try." “Give it a try?” When did reading books become a snack you’ve never had? [Continue Reading]
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Dear Future Nervous Breakdown, You suck. I know you're coming. I tried to deny it. But it's inevitable. You visit once every adult decade and I know my time's gonna be up. So I'm writing this letter to you. Oh and in case this letter isn't enough, I also made up a Twitter account to send you messages as they come in. (twitter.com/ToMyFutureBD) [Continue Reading]
You really never know what you'll find when you unearth emails from old accounts (aol.com or yahoo mail, anyone?).
I just couldn't resist sharing this never-published gem, a little journal essay I wrote myself when I was in the throes of building my first career in public affairs and figuring it all out. This essay was written during my Coro Fellowship government sector placement at the Ronald Reagan State Building in downtown Los Angeles.
Now-Jenny, I'd like to re-introduce you to Early-20s-Jenny. [Continue Reading]